Project Description


Maisah Sobaihi is an Assistant Professor at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. She is best known for her work in theatre and the arts across the kingdom and around the world, and is widely respected as a contemporary voice for women. Her one-woman play entitled ‘Head Over Heels in Saudi Arabia’ was first performed in 2006 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and has been performed several times since then, both within the country and in the US. In 2011, Maisah performed her play at the Midtown International Theater Festival, Manhattan, New York. Other career highlights include co-hosting a series focused on Muslim women around the world, serving as a Fulbright scholar at New York University, representing young Saudi and Arab women at international and regional forums. Maisah has a doctorate in English Literature from King’s College, the University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree from the King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia.

Portraits by Eolo Perfido